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election, access to information, polling places and voting machines. presentation by gil fox from the san francisco department of elections. hi, welcome. >> thank you, good afternoon, everyone, i am here and my colleague will be right upstairs, natalia kasin amount, our deputy director, and we are here today to talk about disability training for election staff, accessibility in voter education and accessibility at polling places. i have prepared a written report which i will -- ken will hand out large print paper copies at the end of your meeting and i will get to him for his sdrib distribution on monday electronically. i also have some other materials here for the public. at the department of elections we strive to help every eligible san franciscoan be a voter on november 6 and that includes people with disabilities. to do that, we started out several months ago -- well, this has been an on-going process as you know better than i do. but we started out several months ago meeting with the disability rights california organization who educated our staff on both respect and etiquette
's office. why have an elected sheriff? the bottom line was, it didn't work. these sunshine complaints, i voted in the very first election in san francisco in 1999 and they happened to be the latest iteration of the sunshine ordinance. andvy gone back and done the research and seen that you have not taken a single complaint for a hearing except the jewe l gomez and i think that the only reason that you did that was because the civil grand jury pointed it out in their report and you wanted to be able to say no, that is not true, we heard one. you know, it is really auful, and you can be as dismissive as possible, and it is really auful to sit in board and commission meetings and watch citizens denied their right to speak, being told that they are not allowed to speak about certain things. and then, they have to go to the sunshine ordinance task force and fight for those rights under the sunshine ordinance. then to get enforcement, they have to have it referred to you and you simply allow mr. st. croix to dismiss them all. and you wonder why i am a little ticked. i have four things on the 1
one. again at the last meeting -- i think it was last meeting i was elected president and the term expires when jocelyn. >> june 30. >> end of june, so given my personal situation i undoubtedly will be leaving the commission at that time, so what i am going to recommend is that over this course of time that jocelyn -- the meetings i don't come to or leave early at a want to make sure everybody who wants to preside as the director have an opportunity to do so in my absence so you have an opportunity to see what it is like to chair a meeting and the fellow commissioners see how you interact so at the end of june when it's time to elect a new president everybody will have an opportunity to have tried it, see if it's something they want to do, and everybody can do that, so jocelyn will probably be contacting you. normally the vice president would take it but audrey has been around so she knows -- so i just think it's really important to give everybody else on the commission an opportunity to chair the entertainment commission to see if it's something they might like to do, and again t
there. i also wanted to make a couple comments on -- not on the election, but on part of the election process. most notably rank choice voting. >> right. >> i think it's appropriate that i do so because the supervisors in san francisco are extremely important positions. as we know, this is a city and county and it has more impact than probably any other county in state of california because of that fact. and also because in terms of land use issues, they have the ability to alter our decisions and reverse them. and we are dependent upon them for our confirmation, as i found out earlier this year and i knew all along the other three times. and there are some reasons i think that the system may need to be revisited. the whole idea of rank choice voting on three basis. number one, the basis of cost. number two, the basis of increasing the turnout of voters in a runoff election or in lieu of runoff the rank choice thing. and thirdly, this has more to do with district elections making the decisions reflective of the values of the people in the particular districts. in terms of cost, i thin
jurisdictional agencies? >> i have staffed the san jose election commission from 2008 and we have not ever accepted any such referals. >> has the elections commission made any referals themselves for matters to be handled by a agency outside of san jose? >> the election commission procedures and i think that our ethics ordinance do have some provisions for making referals. but that is generally in the nature of the district attorney office or their political practice commission. it would be something consistent with the jurisdiction of the selection commission but might possibly be ... there may be some criminal activity or some additional allegations that related to some violations of political format. not to another agency like the san francisco ethics commission or the oakland ethics commission. >> okay. thank you. very much. >> and any other questions for miss herrick on this matter? >> no. i don't have any. >> commissioner studley, you had raised this as a potential issue, do you... how would you recommend that we proceed? >> well, i will make a suggestion... i mean i am... i do find
receives doesn't accurately reflect the views -- [inaudible] contact the elected officials not to offended about it. i hope that san francisco will not re-cap tich lait to the minor of complainers and lead the nation out of the dark on public nudity. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. it's great to be here. i just wanted to say i strongly support this legislation. my only concern i think it should go further. if i pull my pants down right now and show everyone it and i would be arrested although in another area it's okay by a small majority. i would point out some of the people that have spoken are from the nudist community and advertise for websites in public and this has nothing to do with i want to be natural. i just want to be naked. this has to do with i want to get my weird sexual pleasure of being naked. once again i am strongly in favor of this. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i am bruce smith and i would like to support this legislation. i would like to have the freedom to take my two nieces that visit from texas to a fil
the elected officials and the board of supervisors join together with the trustees to guarantee city college will be us for many, many generations in the future for all of us. we will work together to make sure that gets done. (applause). and we're not just going to do it in the form of proclamations as this opportunity gives us. we're going it also do it with the way we think. so today it's my pleasure and you know, william, this is really for you and some of the others that believed that we're never going to let city college go, we're never going to abandon our collective responsibilities and make sure it's successful or going to work really hard with our trustees and our interim chancellor and the state to make sure it's successful. that's why i wanted to announce tonight that i will personally be endorsing proposition a, the parcel tax, for san francisco to make sure we work together to get the resources necessary to keep our city college successful. and it's in that mind and with the united front that we have with all the elected officials that we congratulate on this opening that we
various nonprofits, thank you for all joining us and being a part of us as well.that our other elect officials who are here today including our diega skoepb is here as well, other elected officials, i know we have an official from the justice department, thank you for being here and other elected officials join me in acknowledging. i know diego gascon has another reason for being here. brenda yee, chinese hospital, we just broke ground on chinese hospital, thank you for your leadership and all the health field. christine bronstein, band of wives, thank you for your wonderful leadership, wonderful acknowledgement today. delloyd, our corporate partner, a hundred years in san francisco, thank you for your wonderful leadership. esther solar, where would we be without you? thank you. futures without violence, thank you very much, esther. fabiola kronsky, thank you for your work on univision, thank you for your constant encouragement and we hope you stay in san francisco. janet riley, clinic by the bay, your wonderful work in our community, thank you very much, janet. dr. jean bolen, a m
are going to vote in this election? can i see a show of hands? how many people will vote for prop b? >> yes. >> how many of you can think of at least two or three or four people in the next couple of days that you can talk to to make sure that they are voting for prop b, because that is it what it's going to take. we are within one or two percentage points ever victory. the people that you talk to could be the people that make the difference in that election. i want to thank the mayor and our supervisors, and phil ginsburg for putting us on that bond. let's get prop b passed, shall we? [ applause ] so we're going to turn some dirt and we're going to start a library. thank you all for being here today. you made this happen. [ applause ] >> thank you, julie. well-done, julie. thank you. thank you. mr. mayor, will you have the honors. district supervisors, mohammed, phil, julie, come on down here and grab yourself a shovel and we're going to have a countdown. are we ready? let's have a countdown. on the count of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! north beach branch library! i'm robert
event, yes. >> i also [speaker not understood] do a presentation before the election so we can see how well we're doing with our [inaudible]. >> that would have been great, wouldn't it? >> we did make that recommendation. >> we did? that got lost in translation. [laughter] >> one item, i know that we've talked about that there will be some impact on what the transportation, everything with the arena, but having just experienced the embarcadaro myself on sunday where there was nothing going on, i'm just wondering whether there is ways to get what's interim steps can be -- described in terms of transportation and alleviation. we know that is a big issue going forward. * i can talk to you separately about it. i just think we need to understand exactly what's going on in the studies and whether there should be any input from us, just even before we add onto with the arena and everything else going on. >> certainly. i've been working with the head of the mta and asking that we address some interim steps before we finish all the planning that would go along with the new project. i'll ask hi
because since i've been at city college, i was elected the veterans club alliance. i was elected one of the officers there. and basically with that, we do pretty much everything, helping veterans get contacted into medical care, their education, housing, everything, even their finances, and things. so that's a big issue. also, i'm a volunteer at david chiu's office. and when i met david, he told me i could work on a passion project. honestly the biggest thing in the city and this state, you know,ñ?ñ? since the wars have started, we've had mor?ñ?ñ vets coming home and committing suicide thanúçñ?ñ? dying overse. so i've actually joined a3sñ?ñ nonprofit called life for veterans, and that's -- what we want to target is not just helping veterans when they call in, not jump off the ledge, but also giving them outlets and jobs, and housing. so we've made a couple of contacts in napa valley and we have wineries that are going to be supplying housing and job training for these veterans. so it's more than just -- more than just therapy. that's what i feel i can bring to the commissi
in this election of activities and effective credit recovery options. >> thank you, very much. >> okay. let's move on to the next item which is item e, parent advisory council, pac report. representative? and it is ruth, again. >> we are going to milk this last week. >> this is my last report to the board as the parent of the advisory council. kind of really flowing from what the student advisory council was just talking about, one of the pac's priorities is addressing the issue of high school graduation requirements and especially just looking at where the students who are in 11th grade right now who are the first students to have to meet the athrough g requirements where they are at. first of all the pac is very concerned about the number of students who are not on track to graduate right now. and really especially about the disproportionate on the african, latino and other students. it is making, we are really making an effort to learn more about the plans to respond to this urgent problem. and it feels the parents like a crisis and actually i have been in a number of meetings and i am glad to
preparedness committee. 10, the november election, access to information, polling places and voting machines. 11, information item, sfmta multi modal accessibility advisory committee update. 12, public comment items not on today's agenda but within the jurisdiction of the mdc 13, information item, correspondence. 14, discussion item, council member comments and announcements. 15, adjourn. >> thank you, ken. item no. 3, public comment. items not on today's agenda but within the jurisdiction of the mdc each speaker is limited to 3 minutes. the first person i have is walter. would you come up, please. >> there it goes. good afternoon, mayor's disability council. just wapted -- wanted to let you know that hovaround takes me where i want to go, where will it send me next? and i was hoping that adele was going to be here because i was on her show and it was great and it was great to call adele, ring per bell, ding, ding, ding aling alink, you can ring adele, ring her bell, ring ading, make your city swell, disability make it well. i did want to say it's got a disability morning after if
a big success. we were all of nine years old and we had elected officials, staff from sfpd. tons of industry professionals. i wanted to say thank you to the record for the key lounge and everyone else who attended and hope that we can even have more fun next year. update the commission briefly on our new enforcement position which is moving through the process of classification and denouncements. we have been working closely with the hr professionals that we work atad min services because as you may recall the position description of sound technician at the time we created without the benefit of anyone acting in the job at all, and therefore four years later it was a little bit necessary to revisit the description, update for the realities of what the job has become opposed to what we thought it would be, and then consider classifications of both the current enforcement in the future enforcement positions so we hope to have the new employee hired before the end of the year realistically. if we can do it sooner we will. it's funded for sooner but the process takes a while to g
. thank you so much for being here. we know how busy you with the election just a few days away so a round of applause for all of our vip and special guests. and now at this time we would also like to thank the city and county of san francisco and our community partners. we must acknowledge them. can't do it without them. bank of america, dignity health, miller coors, diamond foods, virgin america, pg&e, and sales force to help to make this civic celebration possible. we thank you. and of course we must recognize the giants broadcast partner sports bay area that brings sports to our giants fans all season long and made it possible for this to be watched all over northern california. all right. are you ready now? we can really get it started. [cheers and applause] . i said are you ready? [cheers and applause] it is my pleasure now to introduce two members of the best broadcast team in baseball. please welcome dave fleming and john miller. >> now, all along the parade route this song that echoed through the ballpark and my broadcast partner on the radio dave fleming somehow ha
i understand general election a couple times out there. -- indigestion i want to thank them. i see win of the employees who resigned as a retiree, he was instrumentsal. (applause) >> this took space planning and trying to figure out space and it's all you know in san francisco, space can be a conflicting process. i think this worked really well. mark primo consulting with us on all our capital projects and departments. martin who provided a lot of leadership in this area. [cheering and applauding] >> and now that everybody is clapping, let's do the ribbon cutting and get inside. [laughter] >> okay. we're going to now do our ribbon cutting and then we're going to invite everybody in to tour the facility to get some hot coffee or tea, warm up, and some snacks. and if we could have the mayor and barbara come up and all of our other esteemed guests. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. [cheering and applauding] >> hello, my name is jamie harper. in this episode, we are featuring the park locations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. golden
are considering. and after if this was approved, at the full board, then, the department of elections will mail the ballots to all of the hotels proposed to be assessed in city and county of san francisco. and after that, there will be a public information meeting in january on the 23rd, which is included in the date of this proposed resolution of intention. and then, after that, the full board, as community as a whole would consider the resolution to establish following a ballot tabulation and public testimony. in addition, there was a validation action process to validate not only the proposed financing portion of the district but also the assessment district. so other approval processes related to the bonds, this is proposed that the city would issue bonds that would be repaid in large part by the assessments by also by the city contributions. and we will get more into this in a minute with the presentation. but the capitol planning committee would have to you know, approve the resolution to issue bonds, and the board of supervisors again will have to after that, approve the resolution to is
on the 20th, then the department of elections will be ininstructed to mail ballots which they will do by november 30th. the ballots would go out and there is a 45-day ballot period. so what we are proposing is to have the public information meeting at budget and finance on january 23rd. as well as that is the hearing on the issues bonds and more on the structure would go before you again at that point. >> and then, february 5th, would be the proposed ballot hearing, where the ballots would be tabulated as well as a vote on the resolution to issue bonds. and squished in between all of that is the capital planning committee before the resolution to issue bonds comes to the budget and finance it will have to go to the capitol committee in early january or late december. we can't predict how long it will take but we estimate that it should be wrapped up by june 2013. and then, our anticipation is that the district would again in july, 2013, but in the management plan it also says, you know, that date could get pushed out depending on the validation action period. with that we take the tea
to nominate and elect officers. >> and specifically that would be the offices of president and vice president of the commission. taking the president first, commissioner vietor. >> it would be my great pleasure to nominate commissioner torres as the next president of the san francisco public utilities commission. >> thank you. and is there a second? >> second. >> and seconded. is there comment? >> [speaker not understood]. [laughter] >> that's good. >> is there any public comment? seeing none, all of those in favor. >> aye. >> opposed? the motion carries unanimously. >> congratulations. >> with that, you're president. and if i can give you the archly he -- gavel and take your seat. [laughter] >> one final, pass the resolution in your absence. thanking you for your service to the city and county of san francisco which spans more than your one-year service in fresno. >> thank you very much. (applause) >> >> and i'd like to echo appreciation for mr. moran. thank you so much for your leadership. >> thank you. it has been my honor and pleasure to be able to serve not only as a commissioner, but a
. happy election day, we hope. yes, we are closing in memory of [speaker not understood]. okay. thank you very much, everybody. [adjourned] mayor lee, supervisors, come on up. and while they are doing that, let's get started. what a beautiful, beautiful day, give yourselves a round of applause. [ applause ] >> fantastic. this is like winning a pennant and how about those san francisco giants. i actually want to marco scutaro wanna be, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit ab
've been at city college i was elected the veterans club alliance. i was elected one of the officers there. and basically with that we do pretty much everything, helping veterans get contacted into medical care, their education, housing, everything even their finances, and things. so that's a big issue. also i'm a volunteer at david chiu's office. and when i met david, he told me i could work on a passion project. honestly the biggest thing in the city and this state, you knowñ?ñ? since the wars have started, we've had mor?ñ?ñ veterans coming home and committing suicide thanúçñ?ñ? dying overseas. so i've actually joined a3sñ?ñ nonprofit called life for veterans and that's -- what we want to target is not just helping veterans when they call in not jump off the ledge, but also giving them outlets and jobs, and housing. so we've made a couple of contacts in napa valley and we have wineries that are going to be supplying housing and job training for these veterans. so it's more than just -- more tha
of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 6, 2012. happy election day. i hope everyone has voted. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, absent. supervisor cohen, present supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. supervisor chu, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have our october 2 board meeting minutes. a motion to approve those meetings? mar and avalos. those are approved. any communication? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications, mr. president. >> president chiu: and no consent agenda. go to our regular agenda. item
, november 6, 2012. happy election day. i hope everyone has voted. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, absent. supervisor cohen present supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague present. supervisor wiener present. supervisor chu, present. mr. president all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have our october 2 board meeting minutes. a motion to approve those meetings? mar and avalos. those are approved. any communication? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications, mr. president. >> president chiu: and no
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